Baseball Team Knocked Out in Quarterfinals

Guadalupe Aquino, Asst. Sports Editor

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The Western League baseball season has ended and the Venice varsity team placed second among the six other schools. Despite their hard work, they were unfortunately unable to clinch the title of Western League Champions as they have in past years.

Despite having a difficult time, the team still made it into the Division I CIFLACS Playoffs. Their first playoff game was on May 22 against North Hollywood which resulted in a win with a score of 6-1.

“In the game we had zero base-running mistakes,” said Coach Brockway. “ We are heading in the right direction.”

Their next playoff game was against Marshall on May 24 which resulted in the team losing with a score of 3-2, kicking the team out of the playoff games and officially ending their season.

Last year’s Western League Champions also ended up losing their last two games, pushing them to second place in the Western League standings.

“ I think it was out of my hands, it was out of my control,” said Varsity Baseball Coach Kevin Brockway. “Injuries and ineligibilities basically hurt us not winning the Western League.”

These problems affected their ability to give their best performance on the field.

“ I got suspended for two games,” said outfielder and pitcher Israel Amarillas. “ I could have tried harder.”

According to Coach Brockway, the team wasn’t up to par when it came to pitching and base running. Team members agreed with their coach.

“We could’ve pitched better,” said centerfielder and pitcher Vincent Diaz. “As a team we could have made more plays.”